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November 3, 2007 | Greg Krikorian and Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writers
Weeks before O.J. Simpson's highly publicized arrest on charges that he barged, armed, into a Las Vegas hotel room, the FBI was told the former football star might try to retrieve sports memorabilia he believed had been stolen from him, authorities said Friday.
October 28, 2007 | Jay Jones, Special to The Times
Eric Sanders is a couch potato's dream. "Get paid to watch TV," Sanders tells visitors outside the Test America Preview Studios at the Miracle Mile Shops. "Ten dollars or free wax-museum tickets!" he continues. All Sanders and his fellow recruiters ask in return is about an hour of a visitor's time and his or her opinions.
October 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
New charges of felony coercion were filed Wednesday against O.J. Simpson and three codefendants in the alleged armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers. The revised complaint also drops charges against Walter Alexander and Charles H. Cashmore, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charges. Alexander and Cashmore have agreed to testify at a preliminary hearing against the former football star and the other men who went to a Las Vegas casino hotel room on Sept.
October 16, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Two of O.J. Simpson's codefendants in an armed robbery case have agreed to testify against him, increasing pressure on the former pro football star and his legal team. Walter Alexander and Charles H. Cashmore had each faced nine felony charges -- including kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon -- in connection with the alleged theft of about $80,000 in sports memorabilia from two collectors at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino.
October 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Police said late Monday that they had arrested Chester "Chet" Arthur Stiles, the man accused of videotaping himself while raping a 3-year-old girl. Stiles, 37, had been the focus of a nationwide hunt since police identified him as the man who raped and sexually assaulted a girl in a homemade video that surfaced last month in the southern Nevada town of Pahrump. Stiles was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Henderson, just outside Las Vegas, police said at a news conference.
October 14, 2007 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Las Vegas Sorry, Bugsy. In 1941, you came to this desert valley dreaming of building a gambling paradise to fleece tourists, celebrate excess and promote decadence. Now I drift into your town ignoring the exploding fountains, the blinding neon lights and the gaudy theme hotels. No offense, Mr. Siegel, but I'm here to snub your memory and disparage your dreams. I've come to get my thrills without dropping a dime in the casinos.
October 10, 2007 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Las Vegas The gusty winds at Las Vegas Speedway carried the twin aphrodisiacs of fast women -- exhaust and accelerating gears. The occasion: Femmoto. As its name implies, Femmoto is an event for women motorcyclists. Some might say it is the event for women motorcyclists, since Femmoto is quickly becoming the one-stop shop not only for women to see something that isn't at all common on the road -- other female motorcyclists -- but to test-ride all kinds of new bikes.
September 16, 2007 | Scott Glover, Times Staff Writer
If O.J. Simpson is concerned about his most recent brush with the law, it was not apparent Saturday as the former NFL star lounged poolside at the Palms Hotel. "I'm not walking around feeling sad or anything. I've done nothing wrong," Simpson told The Times. "I'm having a great time." Besides, he quipped, "I thought what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas."
September 14, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A California National Guardsman from Stanton has sued the Las Vegas Metropolitan police, alleging that injuries inflicted by two police officers have prevented him from deploying to Iraq for a second tour. Sgt. Mark England, a medic, said he suffered three fractured ribs and was hit by a Taser stun gun three times by the officers during an altercation at McCarran International Airport on March 10.
September 2, 2007 | Marc Cooper, Special to The Times
The first thing you need to know about betting at a sports book in Las Vegas is that it isn't about team loyalty and insider knowledge of the sport. Like everything else in this city, it's about exploiting vulnerability and teasing out advantage. Or at least that's what Stanford Wong told me the day we walked into the sports book at the crackling-cool Palms casino. Wong should know.
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